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Irish Visitor Numbers to Tenerife Increase by 19%

Irish Visitor Numbers to Tenerife Increase by 19%

Tenerife Tourism Corporation hosted a trade and media event ‘onboard’ the iconic Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, during WTM London – and celebrated increased visitor numbers from Ireland.

Alberto Bernabé, Tourism Minister, Tenerife Island Government; Tony Maniscalco, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays; Vanda Vauer, Classic Collection; Carlos Alonso, President, Tenerife Island Government; and Cristóbal de la Rosa, Vice Minister of Tourism, Canary Islands Government

Alberto Bernabé, Tourism Minister, Tenerife Island Government; Tony Maniscalco, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays; Vanda Vauer, Classic Collection; Carlos Alonso, President, Tenerife Island Government; and Cristóbal de la Rosa, Vice Minister of Tourism, Canary Islands Government

Around 100 guests, including leading tour operators and airlines, had the opportunity to learn about the island’s ‘leisure’ credentials – from outdoor activities and sports to a variety of theme parks and beaches ‘opened’ all year round.

Guests also celebrated the growth of the number of UK and Irish visitors to Tenerife. The island received a total of 73,001 visitors from Ireland from January to September 2016 (+19.2% compared to the same period last year).

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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